Manuel Espino Barrientos

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Manuel Espino Barrientos at the presentation of his book "Calderón de cuerpo entero" at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico City.

Manuel Espino Barrientos (b. November 29, 1959 in Durango, Durango) He was the 18th President of National Action Party On November 11, 2006 he was elected president of the Christian Democrat Organization of America.

Espino obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of the Northwest (in Spanish: Universidad del Noroeste). He was a mass media editor and political commentator; Member of the Mexican Scouts Association; Charter member and Vice-president of the Foundation for the Cultural Diffusion of America's Half Millennium; Founder and leader of diverse sport, student, civic and service organizations.

He joined National Action Party in 1978 and has since occupied diverse positions within the party, among which are state president in Sonora, and Secretary General of the National Executive Committee from 2002 to 2004. He coordinated tours for the Presidency of the Republic in 2001. He has been elected twice to the Congress of Mexico and he has held diverse positions at municipal and state level.

His participation on elections is known for his claims on how the opponent of PAN "Is a danger for Mexico" like the cases of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the presidential race, and Arturo Zamora [1] and Jorge Hank Rhon [2] in the Jalisco and Baja California respectively.

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Preceded by
Luis Felipe Bravo
President of the National Action Party
Succeeded by
Germán Martínez Cázares